Cheap Flights to Warsaw
If you are researching flights to Warsaw, Poland, you can expect to arrive at Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW). The airport is only about 6 miles from the city center of Warsaw. Visitors enjoy walking around the Old Town Market Square, which has churches, palaces and castles dating back to the time of the Renaissance. The city also boasts a number of museums, such as Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Copernicus Science Museum.
Flights to Warsaw
Flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) arrive mainly from other busy European capitals. If you are coming from North America, you can get a connecting flight in London, Munich, Amsterdam or another city to Warsaw. If you're exploring other areas in Poland, you might also catch a flight from cities such as Krakow or Gdansk. In addition to taxis for hire, there is a rail service that can take you from the airport to the city in 20 minutes. The 175, 188 and N32 bus lines also provide transportation between the airport and the many attractions of downtown.
Attractions in Warsaw
One of the most interesting areas of Warsaw is the Old Town Market Square, which is full of old buildings, shops, cafes and restaurants. A fascinating walk or ride is on the Krakowskie Przedmiscie road, which goes from the Royal Castle in Old Town to Wilanow Palace. History buffs will enjoy visiting museums such as the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
When walking near the Old Town, you may want to wander into Lazienki Park, which is home to the famous Palace on the Water as well as beautifully landscaped gardens. Some of neighborhoods where you can find hotels include Old Town, Praga and Lodz.
Hints and Tips for Visiting Warsaw
Some of the annual events that take place in Warsaw include the Warsaw Film Festival, which takes place in the fall, and Long Night of the Museums, a springtime event when visitors are allowed to visit the city's leading museums for free. Museums, as well as surrounding cafes and restaurants, usually stay open past midnight on these occasions.
Warsaw has many types of entertainment, including nightclubs, comedy clubs, theaters and sports arenas. You can see concerts at the Warsaw Philharmonic. The Buffo Theatre, Grand Theatre and Roma Music Theatre are all venues that offer a variety of plays and concerts. If you enjoy games of chance, the Royal Casino is an exciting option. This casino is extremely elegant, and visitors must arrive in formal attire.
Some of the most popular dishes served in Polish restaurants include kielbasa, a sausage dish; pierogi, dumplings filled with cheese, vegetables or meat; and bigos, a stew made from a variety of meats and saurkraut. Pickled dishes are also very popular. You can also find many Italian restaurants, sushi bars and American-style burger joints in Warsaw. An average dinner for two will cost between $20 and $60. Inexpensive fast food is also readily available in many places surrounding the University of Warsaw.
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